For the Record

Look, people, if Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” isn’t playing at my funeral, I’m going to:

a. Be highly disappointed in you, and
b. Will have made arrangements to have a special certificate, suitable for framing, delivered to you that declares you to be an “Official Disappointment.”

Important Disclaimer: I am not currently dying at a pace that is concerning.

What I Believe In (2017 Edition)

I believe that the best way to determine how someone is going to treat you is to watch how they treat other people. I believe that more manufacturers should work toward selling items that can be repaired in a home workshop — and that the trend toward making goods disposable has really harmed the tinkerer/manufacturer … Read more

2016 Wrap-Up

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Contributed to an open-source project. Competed in a fatbike race. Became extremely angry over the results of a Presidential election. Wrote a useful WordPress plugin from scratch. Started building an open source hardware project Viewed a football game from the club level. 2. … Read more

What I’ve Learned in 2016

Owning a fatbike is pretty fucking awesome. Adderall is a fucking lifesaver. The way someone treats other people is they way that they will treat you. Whether that’s now, or some point in the future. It’s inevitable. The right work environment can make all the difference. Never let go of your creative outlets — having … Read more

Awesome Weekend

Holy shit, what a fucking fantastic weekend. Coming into Wednesday, I was thinking I was going to be seeing Rogue One and watching the Vikings on Sunday.

As it turned out, I wound up winning a pair of tickets to the Vikings/Colts game via my new employer. So: game in the new stadium, box seats, unlimited food/drink. Pimp ass tickets. I decided to extend the first invitation to my buddy Josh, whom I’ve known since my second sophomore year of college. He lives in Colorado and I don’t get to see the guy often enough. I was hoping he’d be home/in-town for the weekend. That wasn’t in the cards, but apparently, buying a last-minute plane ticket was. He’d be flying in on Saturday and arriving just before my Rogue One plans.

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Can We Just Snuff Out 2016 Already?

God, what a fucking shit year. As a whole, I would love to drag it out in the alley, beat it until it begged for death, and then put a bullet in it.[ref]Too much? Or too soon?[/ref] Violent metaphor aside, I guess I’d just like a do-over on 2016, because reality as taken a walk off the fucking map.

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